“The support workers from EPIC really helped me become confident and part of the team.” – Kyle.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Tewantin teenager Kyle, has found a new lease on life since starting work as a kitchen hand at Noosa/Tewantin RSL club.

Kyle connected with our team in Noosa last year, while still in Year 12 at Nambour Special School. The team worked to find Kyle a perfectly suited role, and he was provided with full on-the-job support once he commenced.

Initially very shy and hesitant to ask questions, Kyle’s confidence has sky-rocketed, and he is now comfortable and happy chatting with his fellow team members.

“I’ve gotten really good at talking to people,” said Kyle.

This positive shift has also been noticed by the club’s Head Chef, Dwayne Purdie, who is greatly impressed by Kyle’s progress.

“Kyle has really come out of his shell. He started out being quite timid and now talks comfortable with everyone,” said Dwayne.

“The support workers from EPIC really helped him become confident and part of the team.”

Kyle’s remarkable improvement is a testament to his determination and commitment to facing challenges, something that makes his Support Worker Jo Hughes particularly proud.

“I can’t help but admire Kyle’s work ethic and determination to overcome obstacles and do his best,” said Jo.

“Kyle started out feeling uncomfortable about clocking on by himself and was very shy. His hard work in becoming independent really is an inspiration.”

Kyle’s full on-the-job support has reduced as his skills and confidence have increased, and he now only needs the occasional drop-in from our team.

With Kyle busily crumbing kilos of delicious seafood and meat every shift, the people of Noosa are surely pleased he is on board too!